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Going on holiday is generally all about having a good time but there's one element of holidays we're never keen on - the travelling. Early flights, cramped seats and bad food do not usually make for a glamorous start to your holiday but we've got a few tips for keeping the glam levels up, no matter what your journey throws at you.
- Sleep. It's best to try and keep to your regular sleep patterns if possible, especially on short-haul trips. It may be tempting to go to bed for a few hours after arriving from an early flight but if you resist, and just make sure you get a good night's sleep on that first night of the holiday, we guarantee you'll feel fresher on your first full day in paradise.
- Food and drink. We've never understood why airlines insist on serving food on all flights, regardless of the time of day. If you really don't like aeroplane food, or don't like to eat while you're travelling, there is usually the option to not have a meal when you're buying your ticket – it’ll make it a bit cheaper too. Instead, why not take a few snacks that you know you like and try to stick to your regular eating times. It's a good idea to stay hydrated as well, especially when flying long distances, and avoid alcohol. Although, if you're due to land at 8pm, there's nothing wrong with a cheeky G+T to set you up for dinner when you arrive at your destination!
- Beauty regime. Sun, sea, sand and sangria may be our idea of fun but it’s not best friends with our hair and skin. A week or two can really take its toll so keeping up your usual beauty regime, of properly shampoo and conditioning your hair, and moisturising your face and body, is important. If you’re worried about taking up valuable luggage space with the big bottles from your bathroom, just decant as much as you need into smaller containers.
- Luxuries. Travelling can be the most tedious, un-glamorous thing, so why not make it a little more bearable with a few of your favourite luxuries - some posh chocolates to snack on, for example, comfy slippers for the plane or some cleansing face-wipes on a long-haul flight. People will wonder how you manage to arrive looking so refreshed!
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